In 2010, I visited Tanan Village along the Yukon River, AK, to learn about the tribal subsistence fishery for salmon. The trip was part of the Great Salmon Tour project.
I met Faith Peters at the Tanana Village Administrative Tribal Center when I arrived in Tanana Village the first day. A quiet and soft-spoken Athabascan woman, she seriously presented herself. But she is also a fisherwoman with deep roots in the Tanana culture and subsistence fishery, and I was here to learn about salmon fishing along the Yukon River. I soon decided to ask if she would be willing to be interviewed about the fisheries and life of the people in Tanana Village. She cordially agreed and a few days later I rigged the camera and set up the microphone in one of the offices. Listening through the interview later I realized that she is an articulate woman with serious words.